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Public Health

2016 Olympics in Rio—Watching for the Sports, and the Health Reports

By On August 5, 2016

This year, Zika has garnered the most attention related to public health concerns surrounding the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.… Read More

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Crisis Communication

World Health Day—Taking a Look at the Zika Threat

By On April 7, 2016

Thursday, April 7 is recognized as World Health Day by the World Health Organization (WHO).… Read More

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E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes: Debates on Safety Still Continue

By On January 5, 2016

Early in December there was a published article in Environmental Health Perspectives, bringing attention to concerns about the, “flavoring chemical called diacetyl that has been shown to be associated with a disease… Read More

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Foodborne Illness

Technology Changing the Way We Report, Find Out About, and Track Foodborne Illness

By On October 2, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “estimates that foodborne illness sickens about 48 million people in the U.S. each year, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.”… Read More

National Preparedness Month

Take Action to Get Your Family Ready During National Preparedness Month

By On September 8, 2015

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. Many national agencies encourage families to develop and implement a plan in case of an emergency. … Read More

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LGBT

Researchers Look to Understand Specific LGBTQ Health Needs in New Study

By On September 4, 2015

Led by Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH and Mitchell R. Lunn, MD, the PRIDE Study is the first large-scale, long-term health study of people who identify as LGBTQ or another sexual or gender… Read More

Vaccines

Disneyland Measles Outbreak Results in Vaccine Bill in California

By On July 10, 2015

During the first week of January 2015, California went on high alert when seven cases of measles in California and two in Utah were traced back to a common factor: a visit… Read More

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Poison Prevention

Prevent Poisonings in the Home with These Safety Tips

By On July 8, 2015

Poison Control Centers in the United States receive millions of calls every year from family members or individuals who have sustained a potential poisoning. Potential poisonings in young children will account for… Read More

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Prescription Drug Abuse

Risk Factors For Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens

By On June 2, 2015

The Office of National Drug Control Policy calls prescription drug abuse “the nation’s fastest growing drug problem.” … Read More

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Food Allergies

Take the Bite Out of Food Allergies during Allergy Awareness Month

By On May 4, 2015

Eating with caution is a way of life for nearly 15 million Americans with food allergies. This month marks Food Allergy Action Month, and May 10–16 is Food Allergy Awareness Week.… Read More